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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 2:08:37 AM | Apply angle parameter(s) to a detail item family

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Hi,

 

I am still trying to understand how family parameter works especially for a detail item that has an angle parameter(s)..

 

Attached is a shapshot of what I'm trying to create. I would like to apply an angle parameter to it so that the shorter leg would bend accordingly. Can anyone please show me?

 

 



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Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 3:24:02 AM | Apply angle parameter(s) to a detail item family

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See attached file, and try following steps. (Revit 2013) 

1. Click create new family, then I select Template, Detail Item. 

2. Click Property, in Family Types window, click Add under Parameters. 

3. Parameter Properties window will pop up, in Name I put Bent-Angle, then change the Type of Parameter from Length to angle. 

4. If you want that bent angle can be changed globally, keep Type checked; if you want to change each item individually, then check “Instance”. 

5. In Family Types window, you will see “Value” 0.00, you may change it to 135.00 degree. 

6. Start to draw lines, draw that bent at 120 degree for the time being, add dimensions, and lock them, which are 2” and 2’-5” in my case. 

7. Add angular dimension, it should be 120 degree now, do not lock it. 

8. Click that angular dimension, you will see an pop-up Option Bar, in “Label”, change “None” to “Bent Angle”, now it will change from 120.00 degree to 135.00 degree, otherwise you made a mistake some place. 

9. Open a new project, load that family into it. You can copy that family 3 times, and you can change the angle globally or individully through the family “Properties”.

 

Hope that is what you want.

 



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Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 7:56:52 PM | Apply angle parameter(s) to a detail item family

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Is it possible to do it with filled region?


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Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 8:30:53 PM | Apply angle parameter(s) to a detail item family

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The drawing I did was a filled region.

If You take a closer look on that attached drawing, in the family side bar, you can see that was under the filled region.


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Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 8:22:25 PM | Apply angle parameter(s) to a detail item family

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Hi..

 

I tried using the same steps to do this detail item.. but couldn't work out how to make it bent.. the error "Constraints are not satisfied" pop-up whenever I tried to assign a parameter to it..

 

Any idea where have I done wrong? Or how to make it work?



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Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 8:22:29 PM | Apply angle parameter(s) to a detail item family

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Hi..

 

I tried using the same steps to do this detail item.. but couldn't work out how to make it bent.. the error "Constraints are not satisfied" pop-up whenever I tried to assign a parameter to it..

 

Any idea where have I done wrong? Or how to make it work?



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Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 4:06:06 AM | Apply angle parameter(s) to a detail item family

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Sorry, what was that?

Please provide more information.

You may upload your Revit file, make sure the size of the file less than two mega.

Or you may tell us what did you do step by step as in my first reply.


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